The Puppet Theatre Barge is one of the UK's most unique performance spaces, a 50 seat theatre inside a converted Thames barge. For over 40 years, the Puppet Theatre Barge has been putting on a programme of unique and magical puppet shows.

The audience begin their journey as soon as they step onto the gangplank and climb aboard. They descend below the water line (wellingtons not necessary) and leave the real world behind. Puppets from other parts of the world hang from the walls in retirement. The theatre’s golden curtain is softly lit and banks of seats slope gently to the roof. A ship’s bell is rung, the audience falls silent in anticipation. Music plays, the lights dim, the theatre goes dark and finally the curtain rises to the delight of children and adults alike.

Offies Info (

The production PEA by Nod at the Fox theatre was nominated for an Offie during their run at the Puppet Barge

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  • July 13, 2024 11:37 am local time

Public Transport: Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Warwick Avenue

Getting to the Venue

The Puppet Theatre Barge is a boat! So walk to the canal and you'll see us moored next to the island in Little Venice.

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